February 4, 2023
Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'

Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'

Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’ is native to South Africa. It is a cormous perennial. It is from the Iridaceae family of plants. It is also known as Bugle Lily, or Cape Bugle-Lily and is related to the Iris. It was formerly known as Watsonia pyramidata. Watsonia borbonica was named after Sir William Watson (1715-1787). He was an English scientist.

Watsonia borbonica is grown from corms which should be kept dry during its dormant season. Its care is similar to Gladiolus. Plant the corms about 4in or 10cm deep and 6in or 15cm apart in spring.

Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'
Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’

Grow Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’ in the sun in medium moisture but well-drained soil. It does fine in a variety of soil types. It has sword-shaped leaves that die back after flowering. They sometimes reappear in autumn. The trumpet-shaped flowers grow on tall spikes sometimes 5ft or 1.5m tall.

Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’ has peach-colored. The flowers are fragrant. The flowers bloom late spring and summer, in June and July. It is easy to maintain plants. Virtually it is pest-free and disease-free. Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’ looks wonderful when planted in mass.

Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'
Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’
Watsonia borbonica 'Peach Glow'
Watsonia borbonica ‘Peach Glow’

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